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, dzhokhar tsarnaev, 19 years old. a graduate of boston latin high school been in the united states for 12 years believed to be of chechen origin. thousands have converged on watertown where there is a massive shootout last night that killed suspect number one, his brother. during the night they were using weapons, they were using explosives, they were using bombs and right now we're about g delayer at the neorat any moment because at this time, police have surrounded an area where they believe suspect number two may be holed up at this time and, of course, we wouldn't want to do anything that would compromise the tactical situation facing the boston police right now, they have asked us not to do that. we will not share any information that could compromise what is going on right now but i do want to go to abc's pierre thomas in washington with the latest on the suspects and what the fbi is finding. pierre. >> reporter: george, this situation is so tense in part because they believe that the suspect has an assault rifle, an assortment of weapons including bombs. we are heard on the police
of a jihadist mentality. the 19-year-old, the one who is still alive, dzhokhar tsarnaev, seems to have been less, i think ideologic ideological, if you will. based on the evidence that we have. and i wonder, frank, there's this idea of mercy in american society. and the "boston herald" in today's paper writes we know he's 19 years old, we don't think he has a criminal record. there are a lot of people out there who seem to have warm, positive things to say about him. to predict he'll get a life sentence is not unreasonable. there are democrats who have said, republicans and democrats who have called for capital punishment in this case. there's a question of whether giving him a lesser sentence, if he does cooperate with authorities, given who he is and how young he is. >> the lesser sentence being life. >> life isn't much of a lesser sentence. it's a pretty satisfying punishment. you know, there's nothing that we can ever do that will, that will make us feel any better about what happened. death penalty versus life -- those are very serious, very, very serious punishments. and you know, there's
the question is, is dzhokhar tsarnaev that suspect, in that boat without any way out? and are some of the shots and explosions heard in the last few minutes somehow linked to him, from him, being aimed at him? is he still alive? we just don't know. but we do know that it's on going and it is all happening right now at 67 franklin street in watertown, massachusetts, and f course this comes at a time when this city only minutes earlier had gotten a reprieve from no less than the governor to come out your homes to relax, your guard can be let down. you can ease up and then the shots started firing up. within just the last half hour or so, we're told better than 30 shots fired. and within the last five minutes or so we're told at least three large explosions heard. eric sawn? -- sean in boston with the very latest. do we know in fact that the suspect hiding in that boat backyard is dzhokhar tsarnaev? >> reporter: we only know from reports and from sources it is believed that it is the suspect number two who was, reportedly inside that boat. we heard some of those bangs just a few minutes ago, and
. police cornered 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev in a two-hour standoff. he was hiding in a boat in the backtown of a watertown home. he had been shot, he lost a lot of blood. this morning he is in a boston area hospital. at last check he was listed in serious condition. after his capture, massachusetts governor deval patrick and authorities praised police efforts and the community's cooperation. >> it was a very, very complicated case, a very challenging case, and there are still some questions remaining to be answered. but as the colonel said, because of that extraordinary collaboration and cooperation by all of these law enforcement resources and assets and more to the point people, professionals, who brought their "a" game, we have a suspect in custody tonight. >> the community stood strong. it was a call from a resident in watertown. we asked you to remain vigilant, and you did. we got that call and we got the guy. and so we can't thank you enough. you've done everything and more than we've asked. extremely proud of law enforcement today and what we've accomplished. >> this
two dzhokhar tsarnaev is armed and extremely dangerous, may be wearing a suicide vest. >> indications are strong that the current outstanding party may be wearing a suicide vest. again, all units use extreme caution approaching any party that matches the description of the outstanding party. >> reporter: it began last night. with the robbery of a convenience store in cambridge at approximately 7:30. a surveillance camera inside the store, caught the image of the man eye dented mied five hours earlier of suspect number two in the marathon bombings. on the campus of m.i.t. a shoot-out that left an police officer dead. next, the two men carjacked a rcedes and then led the police on a wild, violent chase >> wha reports that have explosives at the scene. >> reporter: two men firing weapons and tossing explosives at the cars of pursuing police. the chase ended a with a gun fight in a residential neighborhood in watertown, where one resident took these pictures showing bullet holes. >> several explosive devices were discharged from the car at the police officers. in the exchange of the gunfi
and killed in a shootout with police. his younger brother, 19-year-old. dzhokhar tsarnaev is still on the loose. the boston area is in lockdown. police just held a short briefing saying there will be a controlled explosion in the cambridge year in a suspected house. they say they're going door-to-door in boston but the suspect is still on the loose. we'll keep you updated on the c-span networks as event and briefings warrant. as we mentioned coming up in about 15 minutes we're going to take you live to the national prelub to h postmaster genal patrick donahue. proposed changes to sattallyly. criticize congress for blocking an attempt to stop deliveries. national association of letter carriers also testified to show you opening statements from the hearing postmaster general donahue live from the national press club. >> thank you, mr. chairman, ranking members cummings. thank you, mr. chairman for calling this hearing. postal service is currently with a broken business model. the since the economic recession in 2008. we have an bp experiencing significant imbalance and revenues betwe
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